This is an analysis of the poem English Names On Canadian Thames that begins with:

England hath given us the names
To adorn Canadian Thames,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaaddbbeeffgghh fXXXiaiX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101 00101001 1100111 01010111 11010001 11011111 11011101 11000101 101100010 110101010 11000101 11110001 11001001 1110101 1011011 11010101 10110011 0001101 1101011 11001001 101001011010001 0010101010100 0111100110101 110011100010100 1001100100110 100100100010101 1101100110100 101000111010101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 553
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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